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Golden pond fish

Fish farming, practiced in Ancient Egypt, as evidenced by the sources dated about 2000 BC, over four thousand years ago. In Mesopotamia, in temples the priests kept the fish in ponds. Fish were kept in ponds in ancient Rome and Greece.

But only in China began to engage in purposeful breeding of different breeds of fish, which we know under the name goldfish.

To the right is a detail of a mural in Egyptian tomb, which depicts a pond with fish

Goldfish is the usual subspecies of the goldfish ( Carassius auratus ). It is assumed that the subspecies living in China, was separated from the rest of toothcarps formed millions of years ago mountains. This subspecies, which is West of the Himalayas is not found, when it was developed ornamental goldfish.

Left – map showing the distribution of toothcarps ( Cypridontae ), to which the goldfish belongs, and the primary habitat of a goldfish. In the wild this fish niceley rivers, lakes, ponds and all dents filled with water. Carp undemanding and can live in flowing and stagnant water. In nature, fish may have different color variations, depending on ambient conditions. The most important of these conditions is light. Continue reading

Popular marine aquarium fish

Clowns

clown fish

Some of the most popular among fans — the family Pomacentridae. This reef inhabitants of subtropical and tropical seas. Look these fish are thick and sturdy, they have a very bright color. But a real favorite of aquarists is a clown fish due to its small size and high resistance to harmful factors and diseases. It draws the family and its unusual behavior. For example, a clown fish can coexist with poisonous polyps. The reasons for this cohabitation still remains a mystery to scientists.

Clown and anemone form a symbiotic relationship. At first the fish allows itself a little sting, and then produces a protective substance and lives near poisonous

clowns in anemones

polyp without fear of predators. The clown “cares” for his Actinia, removing remnants of food, mellowing, water and even attracting other animals to food to the polyp. So anemone and clown fish provide mutual protection and benefit. The clownfish eats zooplankton and algae.

Another amazing present to view orange amphiprion. It is a bright fish in a large orange and white stripes. In one pack there is always only one breeding pair and several smaller males. They are not able to reproduce and still not clear of their role. Continue reading

Dolphin

Dolphin animal. New arguments in favor of this hypothesis given a recent study scientists from the University of Pennsylvania. For quite a long time experts have studied the language of dolphins and got truly amazing results. As you know, the beeps occur in nasal passages of dolphins at the moment of passing through it of air. Managed to establish that the animals used sixty basic signals and five levels of combining them. Dolphins are able to create a “dictionary” volume 1012 words! Dolphins are hardly so many words, but the volume of their active “vocabulary” is impressive – about 14 thousand signals! For comparison, the same number of words is the average vocabulary of a person. But in everyday life people do 800-1000 words.

Dolphin – assisted therapy is a safe and natural way to physical and spiritual health.

Communication with dolphins in the literal sense of the word can work wonders.

Dolphins help children with autism . not able to make contact with others. In addition, Dolphin therapy helps correct brain and spinal cord, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle fatigue and mental retardation. During the sessions decreases vozbuditelei nervous system and activates the brain. After communication with dolphins has greatly improved the condition of children suffering from various neuroses.

Communicate with the intelligent mammals even helps to talk to children with delayed speech development. Continue reading

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